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Embracing Disability: A Remarkable Opportunity for Awakening

“My days are filled with the heartbreak and exhaustion one would expect from the experience of slowly losing a child, but they are also infused with wonder, gratitude and beauty.” As the mother of a terminally-ill teenage boy, I’ve the last six years as a round-the-clock caregiver, grieving mother, meditation student and leader of a » Read More



Making Memories

“I want to create as many memories as possible during these times – things I can keep forever.” Instructions for Handprints and/or Footprints Handprints are like snowflakes- each is unique in the entire world. They are evidence of that preciousness of some we have cherished, long after they are no longer physically with us. These » Read More



Funeral Planning

“I have never planned a funeral. In fact I have never even been to a funeral and now I am faced with the overwhelming task of planning something loving and meaningful for my child. How do I begin? What are my options? Do I have to use a traditional funeral home?” Arranging a child’s funeral » Read More



Helping When Your Child is in Pain

“I cannot bear to see my child in pain, and I feel so helpless. What can I do to support her? How can I support her and not fall apart myself?” As a parent, you want to protect you children from everything that can harm them. You teach them not to talk to strangers. You » Read More



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Helping Your Child When Death Is Near

“I understand that my child may be actively dying. How will I know when death is near so that I can be supportive and loving and not panic.” Here is some information that will help you cope as your child passes from this life. We share this information to prepare you to anticipate the changes » Read More



Creating a Loving Space in Your Home or at the Hospital

“It seems like my child may be transitioning. I want to create a loving and supportive space for her and for our family. I know I need to take charge of the situation but it is just so difficult. I need support. I want our child’s passing to be peaceful and loving whether it happens » Read More



Making Memories

“I want to create as many memories as possible during these times – things I can keep forever.” Instructions for Handprints and/or Footprints Handprints are like snowflakes- each is unique in the entire world. They are evidence of that preciousness of some we have cherished, long after they are no longer physically with us. These » Read More



Rights of Parents When a Baby Dies

“My infant son is dying. We want to bring him home. What can we do to honor him?” As parents you have a right to:  Be given the opportunity to see, hold and touch their baby at any time before and/or after death, within reason.   Have photographs of their baby taken and made available » Read More



Funeral Planning

“I have never planned a funeral. In fact I have never even been to a funeral and now I am faced with the overwhelming task of planning something loving and meaningful for my child. How do I begin? What are my options? Do I have to use a traditional funeral home?” Arranging a child’s funeral » Read More



Writing the Obituary – What is it? What do I say?

“I miss my son so much I can hardly breathe. How can they expect me to write his obituary when I am not even ready to say good-bye. Can I get some help with what to say?” The death of a child is traumatic and painful. It is unnatural. Our children are supposed to outlive » Read More



Embracing Disability: A Remarkable Opportunity for Awakening

“My days are filled with the heartbreak and exhaustion one would expect from the experience of slowly losing a child, but they are also infused with wonder, gratitude and beauty.” As the mother of a terminally-ill teenage boy, I’ve the last six years as a round-the-clock caregiver, grieving mother, meditation student and leader of a » Read More



Helping When Your Child is in Pain

“I cannot bear to see my child in pain, and I feel so helpless. What can I do to support her? How can I support her and not fall apart myself?” As a parent, you want to protect you children from everything that can harm them. You teach them not to talk to strangers. You » Read More